Embrace Quiet Time
When your preschooler becomes tired, cranky and on the verge of a meltdown, tell him that he’ll feel better if he has some quiet time.
Don’t banish a child to his room, as if he were being punished. A better parenting strategy is to make this downtime pleasant. Tuck him in on the family room couch, draw the blinds, and have him listen to quiet music for a few minutes.